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Pittsburgh Pirates Favored by -120 Against Detroit Tigers on Thursday

The Detroit Tigers battle the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday in MLB betting odds action at Comerica Park.

For the Detroit Tigers, Kyle Ryan gets the ball, charged with keeping the Pittsburgh Pirates hitters off the base paths. He'll face Francisco Liriano, 4-6 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates were listed as -120 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Thursday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.6-3.4 win for the Pirates on Thursday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.6-3.4 result in favor of the Pirates today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Tigers bring a 39-38 record to the battle against the 44-33 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game puts the Detroit Tigers, most recently No. 13 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Pittsburgh Pirates, who rate a No. 16 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Detroit Tigers No. 10-ranked scoring average of 4.34 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 17 and scoring 4.05 runs per game. The Tigers have averaged 9.57 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (9.04 per nine innings).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.64 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 at home, scoring 4.39 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Tigers, a 9-3 final on Wednesday in support of A Burnett at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Detroit
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Cleveland, Friday, July 3rd
Detroit home to Toronto, Friday, July 3rd